Entrepreneurship & Non-Profit Initiatives
2021 Co-founder, Circular Statistics database (non-profit)
2019 Founder, Circular Engine

2023 – now MIT Media Lab, Program in Media Arts and Sciences (MAS)
2021 Fab Academy (documentation here), Fab Foundation
2018 Program in Media Arts and Sciences (MAS), MIT Media Lab
2017 – 2018 Community Biotechnology Initiative, MIT Media Lab Visiting Student
2016 – 2018 Master in Design Engineering, Harvard University
2015 MSc course: Sustainable Innovation in Practice (D-Exto), TU Delft
2013 MSc course: Smart & Bioclimatic Design, TU Delft
2011- 2015 BSc Architecture and Construction Engineering, specialization Structural Engineering, NHL University of Applied Sciences
2004 – 2011 Atheneum – track Culture & Society, Marne College Bolsward

2018 Peter Rice Prize for excellence in Architecture and Structural Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
2016 Fulbright scholarship
2014 2nd prize academic project, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou (CH)
2013 Jury prize NHL Academy Award, NHL University of Applied Sciences
2013 1st prize Pecha Kucha contest, Leeuwarden Studiestad
2013 Jury prize LC Award, Leeuwarder Courant
2012 1st prize architectural model, project ‘EWO’, NHL University of Applied Sciences

Applied Research
2018 MDE thesis/Final Design Engineering project: Towards a Circular Economy: Bio-Based Building Materials, Harvard University
2018 Project leader: Bio-based substitutes for Titanium Dioxide in Paint, Boston (USA), Innovatie Pact Fryslân & Anker Stuy
2015 Research startup ecosystem Boston, Omrin / Paques / Wetsus / EcoStyle / BioBrug (USA)
2014-2015 BSc thesis: (induced)earthquake-resistant renovation of existing buildings in Groningen (NL)
2014-2015 Project leader: integration of PV in the historical areas of the Wadden Islands, province of Fryslân / municipality of Leeuwarden / Duurzame Wadden (NL)

2012 Student Assistant Mathematics (BSc, freshmen’s class), NHL University of Applied Sciences
2014-2015 Student Assistant Structural Engineering; Steel Structures (BSc, junior’s class), NHL University of Applied Sciences
2015 Teaching Assistant Eco-Acupuncture Project Leeuwarden (2015) and Rotterdam (2014), University of Melbourne & Delft University
2016 Teaching Fellow Minor Going Green – WTTV: upcycling waste / helophyte water treatment system, NHL University of Applied Sciences
2017 Teaching Fellow EPS25: Energy and Climate – Vision for the Future (Harvard College Gen Ed, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences)
2018 Teaching Assistant How to Grow (Almost) Anything, MIT

2018 Conference paper/workshop: Community-Driven Design of Living Technologies, Proceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference – Volume 2, Hasselt and Genk.
2013 Photovoltaics in Historical Built Environments – Interactive Design Manual, NHL University of Applied Sciences, Leeuwarden. ISBN: 978-94-91790-03-4

Selected Conferences
2022 Bali Fab Fest, Jimbaran Hub. Keynote speaker: “Opportunities for Circular (bio)plastics on Bali”
2022 Bali Fab Fest, Jimbaran Hub. Circular Engine workshop: “How to (Re)design a Circular Product?”
2018 Participatory Design Conference, Genk (BE). Workshop WS(9): “Community Driven Design of Living Technologies”
2018 Global Community Bio Summit, MIT Media Lab – co-organizer, designer
2017 Global Community Bio Summit, MIT Media Lab – co-organizer, designer

2015 “Het Zodenhuis van Firdgum. Middeleeuwse boerderijbouw in het Friese kustgebied tussen 400 en 1300” – Daniël Postma. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groninger Instituut voor Archeologie. ISBN: 978-90-367-8280-7

2023 How Circular Are Renewable Energy Technologies? A Material Flow Analysis on Solar Panel Recycling, Crit Day 2023, MIT Media Lab
2022 Opportunities for (bio)plastics on Bali, Keynote at FAB17 Conference, Bali (Indonesia)
2021 ‘Circular Economy Strategy in Practice” Guest lecture at Master Sustainable Entrepreneurship, University of Groningen, NL
2015 “How To Integrate Solar PV in Historical Buildings?”, MIT Energy Club, 19-11-2015 (Boston, USA)
2015 “Zonnepanelen in beschermd dorpsgezicht”, counsel meeting municipality of Vlieland, 14-09-2015 (Vlieland, NL)
2014 “Zonnestroom in historische gebieden Waddeneilanden”, ARK Fryslân, 02-10-2014 (Leeuwarden, NL)
2013 Book presentation “Photovoltaics in Historical Built Environments”, NHL Hogeschool, 19-11-2013 (Leeuwarden, NL)

2011-2015 Honors program NHL University of Applied Sciences
2011-2012 Board member student association Built Environment
2012 Course Interior & Design
2012 Project Eco-Acupuncture, Florence (IT)
2013 Project reconstruction Sint-Clemens church Ameland (NL)
2014 Project reconstruction ‘Zodenhuis’ Firdgum (NL)
2014 Spanish language course
2015 Project Eco-Acupuncture, Leeuwarden (NL)